Turridrupa prestoni   Powell,  1967 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: 25-33 mm.

Color: Yellowish brown, paler over neck and anterior end.

Shell large for the genus, 1- 1ΒΌ inches in height, broadly fusiform with tall spire, almost 1 1/3 times height of aperture plus canal, which is relatively long for the genus. Sculpture of stout but narrowly crested keels, of varying strength, with from 1-4 fine crisp spiral threads in most interspaces. Spire-whorls with three keels and a fourth sometimes emergent over the last two whorls; firstly a moderately strong smooth subsutural keel, followed by the gemmate sinus keel, also moderately strong, and then a massive smooth peripheral keel just above the lower suture. On the base, from level with the top of the aperture to the anterior faciole, are a further eight spiral keels, followed by five cords on the fasciole. Sinus deep, U-shaped, its apex at the termination of the gemmate median keel.

Synonym (s)
Pleurotoma rimata Preston, 1908

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at - http://clade.ansp.org/obis/find_mollusk.html
  • Powell, AWB (1967) The Family Turridae in the Indo-Pacific Indo-Pacific Mollusca The department of Mollusks, Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 19th and the Parkway Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1(7) 409-444 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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